Chances are, after you graduated from college, your friends moved to a bunch of different cities, dispersed across the country.
Unfortunately, between the distance and the heavy workload, the time you do get to see them is limited. Let's be real: No one can afford a vacation, so the only place you see each other is in one of your respective cities, in which, of course, you will stay at one another's apartments.
This is great! You finally have your best friend back by your side and in your territory. You can't wait to take her out on the town and show her your favorite parts of the city.
Well, you felt this way before you started drinking, but let's get serious, what else are you doing with your friend?
Everything's going great and you two are having the time of your lives, but that feeling is suddenly gone when you both wake up at 7 am on Saturday morning with a pounding headache. All you want to do is bury yourself beneath the covers but you can't because there's another body there.
Here are the 6 struggles girls face when hosting weekend guests.
1. You have to share your bed
Of course you're sharing your bed with your friend! I mean, were you really going to make her sleep on the couch? That's just rude.
The thing is, everyone knows you aren't sleeping past 10 am when there is someone else is in your bed. Someone's waking up first, which wakes the other person up.
Fast-forward to 3 pm when the two of you are trying to be somewhat productive, but you're just too tired and definitely hungover.
Neither of you is getting the kind of sleep you need, but who needs sleep when you have your best friend you haven't seen in months?
2. You need to babysit them
It doesn't matter that you are 21+ years old. When your friend is visiting from out of town, you need to keep an eye on her. She's in an unfamiliar city and more than likely has no idea where you actually live.
The best way to combat this is to make her a copy of your key and make sure she has your address.
You obviously don't want to leave her at any point in the night, but it's a lot more comforting knowing that if you do get separated, she will (hopefully) be okay.
3. They are the ultimate cock block
For some reason, when guys visit each other, it's basically encouraged for one of them to sleep out, to the point their host would be pissed if they didn't. Girls, on the other hand, do not feel this way and are very territorial over their visitors.
They want everyone to know that their bestie is coming into town. They spend the weekend Instagramming their adventures while their male counterparts would encourage their bros to get laid.
4. You have to share your toiletries and other miscellaneous bathroom supplies
Chances are, you have two or three towels and forgot to tell your friend to bring her own. Space is limited and linens don't come cheap, so all you have in your apartment are your own basic essentials.
Whatever happened to good ol' common courtesy? I'm happy to share my toothpaste with you, but my Keratin conditioner set me back $50 last week.
Also, chances are you don't even have your own bathroom so they are encroaching on your roommates' territory, as well.
5. You have to feed them
Am I the only one who only has vodka and ketchup in her refrigerator? Groceries are expensive and I will likely eat everything I purchased an hour after going food shopping.
You may find old packets of soy sauce in my snack drawer, but that's definitely the extent of it. Visitors serve as the perfect excuse to order in or eat out.
Enjoy that $45 meal because it's the only thing that will comfort you when you check your bank account the following Monday.
6. You have to do what they want to do
Most of the time this is perfectly fine since you probably have the same groups of friends, but when you're hungover on Saturday morning, the last thing you want to do is, well, anything.
Visitors want to make the most of their time in a new city, while you have been living there for years and couldn't care less about stepping into the sunlight.
But something's gotta give, my friend! Suck it up, hit the bowl, grab some shades and put on a smile because today, you are the tour guide.
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